If you are a home owner, then there is no doubt that you want the best home security system available to keep your house and property safe. There are lots of great companies out there, so saying that one company is better than another may not be a fair assessment or a reasonable thing to say. To be honest several of them are very good.
What matters is that you find the best possible system for yourself so that you can feel safe in your home. Here are some things, you will want when looking for the home security system for you home.
Smartphone Capability – most systems these days offer you the ability to control your home security from your smartphone, no matter where you are. This is great if you need to turn on or off the system, but also gives you the ability to dial in and turn on your cameras and audio so you can see and hear what is going on in and around your home while you are away.
Two-Way Communication – many home owners like the ability to talk through the device using the two-way communication system in place. This gives them the ability to answer the door with a voice system when they are aware, to call in and talk to people in the home, or to communicate with police or the security company over the com device.
Remote Electronic Doors – using a key to open your front door seems like last century’s idea. You can now use your smartphone to open the front door electronically much in the same way that you would open your garage door. The difference is that a keycode is needed to access the front door, or any other door for that matter. This means that you no longer need a key to get into your house, so if you lose it then it is no big deal. However, the lock does come with the capability to use a key if you wish to do so.
Instant 911 Notification for All Issues – it is great if the police are called if there is a break-in, but people also want the added security of knowing the fire department is contacted right away as well if the smoke detector goes off. Many fires begin while people are away from their homes or are sound asleep. You can have instant access to the fire services when the detectors go off. These systems give you the ability to use the two-way com to speak to the company should your detector have a false alarm first. Usually the security company will try to contact you for 30 seconds first before contacting the fire department.